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Jan. 12 to 19

Julie Lon­gacre Art Show: Ch­est­nut Knoll Per­sonal Care and Mem­ory Care, Boyertown, Jan. 12 to 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Lon­gacre is mul­ti­tal­ented pub­lished writer, artist and pho­tog­ra­pher. She is fondly dubbed ‘an artist of the peo­ple.’ She is pro­fi­cient in any medium—wa­ter­color, oil or acrylic. The ma­jor­ity of her work is re­al­is­tic and sub­jec­tive in na­ture but her paint­ings en­com­pass a va­ri­ety of sub­jects, moods and color forms. Free and open to pub­lic. Open­ing Re­cep­tion with Artist Julie Lon­gacre Jan. 12 from 12-2 p.m. Color with a Pur­pose Jan. 19 from 2-3:30 p.m. adult col­or­ing ses­sion, $10 do­na­tion to ben­e­fit the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion; space is lim­ited, RSVP re­quired at 610-473-8066. Jan. 13

Gallery Open­ing: Jan. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. Rachel Yoder will be dis­play­ing her lat­est show in Clay on Main’s gallery space Jan. 13 to Feb. 10.

Jan. 13

Start Your New Year Creatively: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gog­gleWorks Cen­ter for the Arts, 201 Wash­ing­ton St., Read­ing. Brunch at the in­no­va­tive Belly Kitchen and Drinkery then be in­spired by the Artist Stu­dios on the 2nd and 3rd floors. En­counter creative painters, pho­tog­ra­phers, pot­ters, glass-blow­ers, fiber artists, print­ers, wood­work­ers and many oth­ers. Hand­i­cap ac­ces­si­ble.

Jan. 14

Penn State Master Wa­ter­shed Stew­ards In­for­ma­tion Meet­ing: 6 to 8 p.m. in Berks County Agri­cul­tural Cen­ter con­fer­ence room, 1238 County Wel­fare Road, Leesport. Peo­ple in­ter­ested in be­com­ing Master Wa­ter­shed Stew­ards must at­tend an in­for­ma­tion meet­ing as the first step in the process. Pro­gram part­ners with area en­vi­ron­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions to train vol­un­teers to be­come cit­i­zen sci­en­tists. Vol­un­teers go out into the Berks County com­mu­nity to ed­u­cate the pub­lic about water qual­ity and wa­ter­shed is­sues; or­ga­nize stream restora­tions, cleanups and mon­i­tor­ing; build de­mon­stra­tion rain gar­dens and rain bar­rels, and much more. Classes will be held on Mon­day evenings from midMarch through mid-June, with three Satur­day field trips. Fee cov­ers man­ual and cost of train­ing. Bring sched­ule to in­for­ma­tion meet­ing. For an ap­pli­ca­tion or more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Karin Wulkow­icz, Berks County Master Wa­ter­shed Stew­ards Co­or­di­na­tor, at [email protected] edu or 610-378-1327, ext. 221. Berks County Ag Cen­ter is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble. All park­ing is free.

Jan. 15

AARP Smart Driver Re­fresher Course: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Ch­est­nut Knoll At Home Ser­vice, 1041 E. Philadel­phia Ave., Gil­bertsville. Learn tech­niques to de­fen­sive driv­ing, and how to han­dle your ve­hi­cle dur­ing chal­leng­ing driv­ing con­di­tions, and about the new tech­nol­ogy fea­tures found in mod­ern­ized ve­hi­cles. Course vail­able to driv­ers aged 55 years and older. There is a charged. Dis­count for AARP mem­bers. Bring AARP mem­ber­ship card (if ap­pli­ca­ble) and valid driver’s li­cense. Event in­cludes break­fast and lunch, cour­tesy of Ch­est­nut Knoll. Seat­ing is lim­ited. RSVP, or for more de­tails call 610-473-3328. Jan. 17 Boyertown Li­ons Club din­ner meet­ing: 6:30 p.m. at Friend­ship Hook& Lad­der Co., S. Read­ing Ave., Boyertown. This is Trivia night led by Karl Stauf­fer.

Jan. 17

Berks County Pa­tri­ots meet­ing: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Leesport Farmer’s Mar­ket. Jonathan Ha­nen, Re­gional Field Rep., Fed­er­a­tion for Amer­i­can Im­mi­gra­tion Re­form (FAIR), non-profit, non-par­ti­san 5013C, in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. pre­sents Dis­cus­sion: Il­le­gal Im­mi­gra­tion; Sanc­tu­ary Ci­ties; Bor­der Se­cu­rity. Also Paul Brooker, CPA, gives over­view of Trump Tax Cuts. Jan. 18

Bus Trip to March for Life: Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Church is spon­sor­ing a coach bus to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., for the March for Life. For in­for­ma­tion call or text An­gela Peter­son at 610-858-9688. Jan. 19

Dance: Ages 30 and up, 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Key­stone Fire Co., 240 N. Wal­nut St., Boyertown. Ad­mis­sion charged, in­cludes hot sand­wich, door prizes, mu­sic by “Johnny K”. Cash bar. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Marge 570-9432393.

Jan. 19

In­tro to Dig­i­tal Pho­tog­ra­phy Class: Get­ting to know your cam­era and what all of those but­tons re­ally do. Pho­tog­ra­phy work­shop pre­sented by Berks Pho­to­graphic So­ci­ety 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 40 N. No­ble St., Read­ing. Bring cam­era and cam­era man­ual. $70 do­na­tion. Reg­is­ter on­line at https://www.pay. berkscam­era.org/prod­uct/ in­tro-to-dig­i­tal-pho­tog­ra­phy­class/

Jan. 19

Felt­ing Ba­sics Work­shop: 10 a.m. to noon, Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. Func­tional items such as hats and purses or shaped into whim­si­cal sculp­tures. Gain new skills and work with your hands un­der the ex­pert guid­ance of San­dra Brit­land. Ad­mis­sion charged.

Jan. 20 Boyertown Li­ons Club Purse & Bas­ket Bingo: 1to4 p.m., Key­stone Fire Com­pany, N. Wal­nut St., Boyertown. Doors open 1 p.m. Play starts 2 p.m. Ad­mis­sion cost in­cludes 20 games of bingo. Ad­di­tional spe­cial games may be pur­chased. Door prizes. Re­fresh­ments will be sold. Tick­ets avail­able at door or to pre-pur­chase, call Nancy at 610-367-7704. Walk-ins wel­come.

Jan. 21

Eras­ing & Cloning Us­ing Pho­to­shop: Pho­tog­ra­phy work­shop pre­sented at Berks Pho­to­graphic So­ci­ety, 40 N. No­ble St., Read­ing. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free.

Jan. 21

New Hanover AARP meet­ing: 12:45 p.m. at the New Hanover Lutheran Church, Lutheran Road, Gil­bertsville. Op­tional so­cial time with a bring-your-own bag lunch (bev­er­age and desserts pro­vided) is at noon. En­ter­tain­ment by Michael Kropp, singer and gui­tarist. Food drive in sup­port of Boyertown Multi-Ser­vices; bring food do­na­tions to as­sist those in need. All those age 50 and older in­vited to at­tend.

Jan. 26

Bread from Scratch Work­shop with The Oley Baker: 10 a.m. to noon, Clay on Main, 313 Main St., Oley. Tom and Pam, also known as “the Oley Baker,” will share their knowl­edge about all things bread­related. Par­tic­i­pants will learn about leav­en­ing, knead­ing and bak­ing, in­clud­ing how to cre­ate your own sourdough starter, and how to har­vest yeast from the air. Plan to sam­ple some of their wares ac­com­pa­nied by but­ter and cheese from Val­ley Milk­house. Ad­mis­sion charged. RE­CUR­RING Pottstown Area Gar­den Club meet­ings: first Fri­days at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. Open to any­one in­ter­ested in all as­pects of gar­den­ing, in­clud­ing hor­ti­cul­ture, flo­ral and land­scape de­sign, gar­den study and flower show schools. Sum­mer meet­ings held at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. See us on Face­book. Gil­bertsville Toast­mas­ters: im­prove pub­lic speak­ing skills and con­fi­dence. Meet­ings first and third Tues­day 7 p.m. in class­room 205 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gil­bertsville. Email Doug Maden at doug­[email protected] com or visit www.kstoast­mas­ter.org.

Be­reave­ment Sem­i­nars: Mon­days 7-9 p.m. at St. Catharine’s Par­ish Cen­ter, 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn 19606. 610-370-1174 Birds­boro Ro­tary Club: Thurs­days at Stop­pers, 6421 Perkiomen Ave. at 6:30 p.m. Pagoda Writ­ers: 1 to 3 p.m. first Satur­day on se­cond floor of Pagoda, 98 Duryea Drive, Read­ing.

THE CEN­TER AT SPRING STREET

200 West Spring St., Boyertown, a pro­gram of Boyertown Area Multi-Ser­vice, www.boy­er­townarea­mul­ti­ser­vice.org. Open to ages 55 and older. 610-3672313

Fri­days: Early Bird Break­fast

8 a.m.

Satur­days: Yoga 9 a.m. Satur­days: Move & Groove 10:15 a.m. Space is lim­ited, call The Cen­ter to re­serve spot.

Sun­days: Pick­le­ball at Boyertown Com­mu­nity Park 1 p.m. Mon­days: Pi­lates 6 p.m. Mon­days: Yoga 6 p.m. Wed­nes­days: Pick­le­ball at Boyertown Com­mu­nity Park 9 a.m.

2nd & 4th Thurs­days: walk­ing at Boyertown Com­mu­nity Park. Meet 9:30 a.m. at large pav­il­ion.

Jan. 10: 1 to 2 p.m. Mu­sic by Pret­zel City Nuggets, an all men cap­pella bar­ber­shop cho­rus.

Jan. 11: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Fri­day Nite Dance fea­tur­ing tThe Rehrig Brothers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Light re­fresh­ments for sale. Ad­mis­sion charged.

Jan. 14 & 25: 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Shuf­fle­board Tour­na­ment

Jan. 14: 1 to 2 p.m. Iphone/ Ipad Ap­ple Class by Jen Kulp. Join us as we nav­i­gate the be­gin­ning ways of us­ing your Ipad or Iphone. Bring your de­vice, this will be a hands on learn­ing pro­gram.

Jan. 15: 10 to 11 a.m. Boyertown Area Multi-Ser­vice Tour Jan. 15 & 22: 6 to 8 p.m. “Col­or­ing with a Pur­pose” with Julie Lon­gacre

Jan. 17: 12:45 to 2 p.m. “His­tory Re­vis­ited” by Dar­ius Puff, a lo­cal Le­nape his­to­rian.

Jan. 22: 1 to 2 p.m. Book Club. This month’s se­lec­tion is “The Es­cape Artist” by Brad Meltzer.

Jan. 22: 6 to 9 p.m. BINGO Nite. Doors open at 4 p.m. with re­fresh­ments for sale. Jan. 23: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Hasenpf­ef­fer Card Party Jan. 24: 12:45 to 4 p.m. Pinochle Card Party

Jan. 28: 1 to 2 p.m. Michael Kropp, Gui­tarist, Vo­cal­ist Jan. 30: 1 to 4 p.m. “Golden” Texas Hold ‘Em BOYERTOWN LI­BRARY Scrab­ble Club: Thurs­days at 10:30 a.m. Join other adults in a friendly game of Scrab­ble, no sign up nec­es­sary. Adult Book Club: First Mon­day at 10:30 a.m.

Book Sale: Friends of the Boyertown Com­mu­nity Li­brary hosts monthly Book Sales on third Satur­day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bear­a­bil­i­ties: ev­ery se­cond Thurs­day at 10:30 a.m. Hosted by Abil­i­ties in Mo­tion at the Boyertown Com­mu­nity Li­brary. A so­cial and recre­ational op­por­tu­nity for adults of all ages with dis­abil­i­ties and their care­tak­ers. In­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties de­signed for all abil­i­ties will in­clude, mu­sic, craft-mak­ing and sen­sory friendly sea­sonal events. Call li­brary at 610-369-0496 to sign up.

Craft­ing Club for Adults: ages 18 and older will meet ev­ery third Tues­day at 10:30 a.m. Join other adults for a fun time of craft­ing. Meets monthly to make sea­sonal crafts. Call li­brary at 610369-0496 to sign up.

Tech Help Tues­days: Oneon-one in­struc­tion pro­vided for Mi­crosoft Of­fice, Google, email, In­ter­net use, so­cial me­dia, smart phones or tablets. Call li­brary at 610369-0496 to sched­ule an ap­point­ment.

Adult Paint­ing Party: held twice a month, on se­cond Tues­day at 6:30 p.m. and third Thurs­day 11 a.m. Cost $20 in­cludes all ma­te­ri­als. Call li­brary to sign up. MIF­FLIN COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY

Most pro­grams en­cour­age pre-reg­is­tra­tion and take place down­stairs at the Mif­flin Com­mu­nity Li­brary un­less oth­er­wise noted. Stitch­ing Cir­cle: Mon­days 6:30-8 p.m., and Af­ter­noon Stitch­ing Cir­cle meets Wed­nes­days 1-3 p.m. Bring own ma­te­ri­als.

Mif­flin Writ­ers Group: 1st & 3rd Thurs­days 6:30-8 p.m. OLEY LI­BRARY Preschool sto­ry­time: Fri­days 10:30 a.m. While fo­cus is preschool ages, lap­sit in­fants or young homeschool chil­dren are wel­come as well. We are not a “hush” li­brary and en­cour­age chil­dren to join us who may be new to or­ga­nized events. Sto­ry­time is a great pro­gram for chil­dren pre­par­ing for preschool and kinder­garten.

Movie night: new “Harry Pot­ter” Book and movie club. Read the book, then come to li­brary to watch movie on first Thurs­day of month 5-7 p.m. Septem­ber is “Harry Pot­ter and the Sor­cerer’s Stone.” Home School Hook Ups: 3rd Tues­day of each month at 10:30 a.m. RSVP so we can plan for seat­ing and sup­plies. EX­ETER COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY

Jan. 12: Fam­ily Dance Party 10 to 10:30 a.m. Par­ent or care­giver with child ages 8 & un­der. En­gage your body and mind with ed­u­ca­tional and toe-tap­ping songs. Singing, tap along to the beat with in­stru­ments, fun props like scarves, rib­bons, or a para­chute.

Jan. 15, 22 & 29: Baby Lap­sits Sto­ry­time 9:30 to 10 a.m. in­fant to age 1 (pre-walk­ing). Mean­ing­ful one-on-one in­ter­ac­tion be­tween baby and care­giver. Lap songs, rhymes and sim­ple sto­ries.

Jan. 16, 23 & 30: Tod­dler Sto­ry­time 10 to 10:30 a.m. walk­ing to ages 3. Sto­ries, songs, fin­ger plays, ac­tiv­i­ties, and crafts.

Jan. 17, 24 & 31: Preschool Sto­ry­time 10 to 11 a.m. ages 3 to 5. En­gag­ing books, songs and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Jan. 23: Chit, Chat, Sit, & Knit 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Bring your knit­ting pro­ject, sit and re­lax among friends. Reg­is­tra­tion rec­om­mended, 610406-9431

Jan. 23: Col­or­ing Night for Adults 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring out your in­ner child with a night of col­or­ing fun for adults. Ages 16 and up. Reg­is­tra­tion rec­om­mended, 610-406-9431.

Jan. 26: Crafter­noons noon to 2 p.m. ages 4 and older en­joy DIY sea­sonal crafts. Jan. 28: Let­ter Writ­ing So­cial (adult) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Lost Art of Let­ter Writ­ing con­tin­ues. Cre­at­ing en­velopes from scratch. Learn how to craft beau­ti­ful hand­made en­velopes to add a per­sonal touch to your let­ters. Call to reg­is­ter, 610-406-9431.

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